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Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
baltimore city and officials are warning themselves to take care of themselves and each other. >> these are very dangerous conditions. >> their warning people to be on the offensive. already, the medical examiner determined 23 people have died from heat so far this summer either directly or indirectly. >> it can be determined they had a heat stroke or something related where their core temperature got so high that they died of heat directly. there are other cases where we are not sure. they may have had an underlying medical condition. the cause of death may have been their medical condition but it may have been worsened by the heat. >> temperatures on wednesday surpassed 100 degrees with heat index soaring even higher. health officials warn people to stay inside when possible and if you have to be outside, stay in the shade and drink plenty of water. >> i get a cup of water every 5 minutes. >> adults are staying cool by grabbing a snow cone or fresh squeezed lemonade. owners know when the temperature goes up business will be booming. >> we get prepared for it. stay tune -- stay cool. >> he
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
inches of rain. baltimore county, baltimore city under a flash flood warnings, carroll county, same thing, anne arundel county. the maryland state police say westbound route 40 is closed between malcolm drive and market street. if you're doing a late night driving, keep that in mind. the rain is being picked up around dunellen and essex. we should get some video from the fells point area. another batch of heavy rain. dangerous lightning with the storms as well. it is not necessarily severe. the guests have been below 50 miles per hour. you can get a gust of 40 with all that rain. it can knock over trees and power lines. the back edges coming into frederick county. it will take another two hours for this to clear out. the heaviest precipitation in baltimore county in baltimore city. we will update the radar and inspect the seven-day going through weekend. >> tonight's batch of storms has been causing major headaches over the viewing area. we have a check on how people have been ferrying trade your have been running around all night. >> we were getting ready to go live and do a live r
NBC
Jul 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
discovered a rift. the project should take about two weeks, and some residents in baltimore city, anne arundel, and howard county may notice a slight decrease in water pressure. officials are urging residents to conserve water as much as possible during those repairs. >> it will be hot for those men and women working on that water main today. the heat back on. hd doppler is showing high clouds through harford county, northern baltimore county, down to montgomery county and bc we are talking about as hot temperatures. i am afraid to use the triple digits, but by wednesday, we could see those. 89 at the airport. humidity is not too bad right now. it will build over the next couple of days. it will end, i promise. i will talk about it in the insta-weather-plus forecast. >> a man is shot and killed in home invasion in baltimore city, and two others are heard. it happened on a lothian road in baltimore. we will keep you updated on the tv 11 and wbaltv.com. now to the latest on the search for the accused gunman over the weekend. investigators said saturday night, 29-year-old tuan thiam went
NBC
Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. a human skull was discovered in baltimore city. a hiker from baseball at around 2:30 p.m. near the 3100 block of phelps lane. no other remains have been found. this goal has been taken in for forensic testing. >> the first of the 12 victims in the colorado massacre was laid to rest. there are questions about what will happen to the crime scene. others argue it should be reopened to show the gunman should not win. the oldest victim in the shooting had taken his teenage daughters to the movie. both have survived. we are learning more. federal agents said that james holmes told them about a package that he sent to the university of colorado's medical campus. inside were handwritten details about killing people. police gathered evidence from holmes'the theater and colm apartment. >> president obama supports the plan but republicans are battling for cuts for all americans of all incomes. the compromise is not reached, billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect in 2015. the president accuses them of protecting the wealthy. >> they decided to hold
NBC
Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and two in baltimore city. another in montgomery county and in baltimore county. the next day, two more deaths in baltimore city and county. july 7, a man dies in harford county in july 8, to more people die, one in baltimore city and the only woman to die of the heat related death in another county. all but two were 65 or older. >> many of the cases we have reported, most of the cases thus far have had underlying disease. heart disease, other kinds of diseases. and we know those are risk factors that can be complicated by the extreme heat. >> this most recent heat wave was dangerous because of the cumulative effect of having extreme temperatures day after day. >> people living at home, their interior temperatures in the evening may not have gone down significantly. there today they have cumulative flow loss and that becomes a problem for people. >> five more heat related deaths have been reported today, bringing the toll to 18. they were in st. mary's county, baltimore city, and baltimore county. as the week goes on i am told that as the medical examiner looks at the deaths that h
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> baltimore city police chasing that car. >> temperatures are better. >> that came down a little bit. there is relief on the way. >> we got some good news this evening. this is what we want to see. we do not need the severe weather. let's take a look at hd doppler. we're picking up brain in parts of harford and baltimore county. the heaviest spot is around the tollison -- towson area. there is not a round of severe weather we expect. there is another round of thunderstorms out of the mountains. the ground is dry, you will probably get some between now and 9:00 p.m. this evening so we will see all that line of storms come out of the mountains. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> we can -- you can track storms anywhere on our iphone and android apps. we have you covered at wbaltv.com. >> jackie young has one of the most powerful positions in city government. he is a member of the city board of estimates that decide how taxpayer money is spent. jack young cannot legally or ethically vote on many important issues. david collins joins us from city hall with a follow-up to a story broke i
NBC
Jul 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected to arrive tomorrow. the ravens pl
NBC
Jul 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
there's a break in this 20-inch water main. >> baltimore city records show this was laid back in 1989. >> is the city public works department focuses on replacing the swelling quillon the entire street right now. this is mostly holland. >> their concern about this street and they're trying to get rid of both of these water mains of this will not happen again. these remain shut for much of tuesday. >> they're working to get the water flowing into businesses again. this manager said it was the perfect opportunity to offer water main break special to try to bring in patients. >> we're hoping to available but of business from the workers out here. >> the impact on transportation is tremendous likely close to lombard, two major city blocks. they're trying to exist -- assist with changing traffic patterns and rush-hour is a major concern. >> there used to be all of these rounds to go. it is going to be mayhem, i think, coming out of work tonight. >> the department of public works think it will take approximately three weeks to get this block back in order. as mentioned, traffic is an i
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
is it because of taxes? >> good evening. of baltimore city firefighter is in jail tonight, charged with running a prostitution ring of a southwest baltimore row house. >> kai reed is live downtown with this story tonight. >> the firefighter was charged in a separate prostitution case to years ago but kept his job, but now he and coit are in trouble again. amar simmons has been a baltimore firefighter since 2002 but prosecutors say he has also been working in the prostitution business, too. >> we found handguns, a small amount of marijuana, and various letters and documents that would suggest that an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> detectives had been investigating simmons and kuwait since last year. -- simmons and coit. an informant told them they had a three-six girls working for them as prostitutes at any given time, either at the warehouse are at several hotels in the baltimore area. this is not the first time they have been in trouble with the law. both were arrested after arranging a prostitution meade up two years
NBC
Jul 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> he was a baltimore city police officer for 30 years and last night he was one of the very first african-americans to receive the congressional medal for being one of the first african-american marines. he was very highly respected in the force. >> i wanted to say thank you for all you've done, for the city of baltimore and the united states of america. [applause] >> caesar the baltimore city police department from 1954 until 1987. >> now your 11 insta-weather + forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> 100 degrees this afternoon but we did not break the record, 101, but still pretty impressive. 99 now. cooling off a little bit at the airport. one thing that is better, the dew point has come down a little bit. it is in the low to mid 50's. it had a really tropical feel to it. the minute he has come down just a little bit, but 100 degrees is still 100 degrees. this will inch its way down towards us. this one will not be into maryland until thursday. we will stay in this air mass for a while. it will make a big air mass transition right there and we could wind up with some bumpy we
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
no races. there is no money in the city of baltimore to get a raise? how can you yourself accept a raise? >> the mayor said the raise is justified. he said -- he has demonstrated a commitment and reduced fire deaths. he is working for grant money to allow the fire department to allow thousands of free smoke alarms with 10-year batteries. the chief says he is happy to continue serving. we've made great progress in reducing fire deaths and injuries in the city of baltimore, he said. we have more work to do but we're making significant progress toward our vision of zero fire deaths. in her request, the mayor is saying that they have reduced fire overtime. union leaders planned to be at the board to protest that pay raise. >> for the second year in a row, md. posing elementary and middle school students are making progress. even though the math scores are up, there is concern about reading. >> close to 90% of students have scored and demonstrated the have a grasp on the basics. there is always room for a permit. inthis year's results are and i am pleased to say they show steady improve
NBC
Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
coming up at 6:00. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city police want to know who shot a man in the head last night killing him at the scene. 11 news is working to learn more about what happened on mickey avenue about 10:30 last night. the only thing we know is the victim's name, brandon. they have no leads i possible suspects or motive, so anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> lawmakers joining the effort calling upon lawmakers to raise the federal minimum wage in hopes of making a around $10 an hour and by 2014. lowell melser was at city hall wary rally was held and joins us with the latest. >> right now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 which comes out to $15,000 per year. earlier today, baltimore lawmakers were pledging and calling out for raising the rate. >> ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to demand that congress pass the rebuild america act which would raise the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other leaders including the mayor calling out on washington to r
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
presidents of baltimore city or baltimore county. be sure to drink plenty of water and check in on vulnerable neighbors. residents n anne arundel county are being urged to conserve water today. in mandatory water restriction for the next 24 hours. due to the extreme heat and the water main break in downtown baltimore. the water main broke was built in the late 18 80s. the department of public works thinks it will take three weeks to complete the repairs. nearby businesses have been impacted by those repairs. >> that has been a difficult situation because they are running late. knowing that they are dealing with that situation then than it has been a challenge. >> aboveground pipes are providing water to the businesses in the area. the problem downtown is another example of the challenge of repairing and replacing an aging water system that is getting older. it was the 480th time this year that a pipe has broken in the system. a report published this year as the make a trillion dollars will be required to update the drinking water system of the country. >> there is not likely to be
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
flash flooding was concerned, they threw down 2 inches to 4 inches of rain around baltimore city and baltimore county. >> we had some low-lying areas, southbound some lanes that tend to flood out. >> transportation officials did not see anything unusual as far as flooding, but there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins ambulance entrance and reports of downed trees. >> we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> highway officials were busy dealing with close to a dozen flooded state wars and a couple of closures as well. luckily, they say, no lives were put in jeopardy and remind motorists to use caution. >> whenever you are in standing water, it looks like you can get through. you can easily be taken away. additionally, if you cannot see, the visibility is bad, pullover. >> city transportation officials are sending out reminders to pedestrians if they think they can walk through flooded streets. >> you could actually stepped into an open manhole and fall in. that is a very dangerous situation. we can advise pedestrians to walk across the flooded st.. -- we do
NBC
Jul 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how could you possibly accept a raise when you told your members that there are no races. how can you yourself accept a raise? >> council president voted against the contract extension. the baltimore city firefighter is behind bars deceptive and charged with running a prostitution ring out of a city where house. jennifer franciotti explains. >>jamar simmons has been a member of the fire department since 2002 body was arrested and charged a similar prostitution case and managed to keep his job. police and fbi agents raided his headquarters at this warehouse in southwest baltimore monday. >> we found handguns and ammunition by small amount of marijuana and various documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation being conducted from the location. >> detectives have been investigating since since november of last year. a cyber-step led them to the website. an informant told police that simmons and his partner had three-six girls working as prostitutes in a given time either at the w
NBC
Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. now an update to a story we first reported four years ago. the city of baltimore is getting hundreds of millions of dollars from wells fargo bank to settle claims that the company had been engaging in discriminatory lending practices. kai reed is live outside city hall. we hear this is the second- largest beer lending settlement in the department's history. >> that is correct. the lawsuit first filed by the city of baltimore back in 2008 alleged that wells fargo steered minority home buyers into subprime loans simply because of the color of their skin. a settlement agreement has been made that includes a payout of $175 million in several metropolitan areas. 34,000 victims were identified and the lawsuits nationwide. the 1000 from the baltimore area will receive a total of $2.50 million in restitution. wells fargo will also provide four 0.5 borrows million to this city for lending assistance program -- $4.5 million to the city for lending assistance programs. the celebrated the victory this afternoon at city hall. >> today, it is not about the past. puts aside our legal challenges all
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
west of town. >> baltimore city police are awaiting autopsy results that could give them more information about a body found over the weekend. officials say the decomposed body of a woman was found sunday afternoon in north baltimore in the charles village area. police say there are no signs of foul play or forced entry. officials say the autopsy should be released later this week. a man that used to work of several maryland hospitals is accused of affecting -- infecting at least 30 people in a new hampshire hospital with hepatitis c. he is accused of stealing powerful and aesthetics, injecting himself, and then refilling the syringes with saline. they relate to use on patients. he worked at the baltimore veterans medical center, john hopkins hospital, and maryland general from 2008 until 2010. those hospitals will notify patients who might have been exposed, with instructions for follow-up. new rules go into effect today for abortion clinics in maryland. clinics will have to allow -- apply for licenses and will have to abide by stricter guidelines. the good news for anyone us
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
southwest baltimore in march. >> due to the proactive work of the baltimore city department of public works, we have gotten ahead of a potentially serious matter. >> most of the large water main breaks were caused by a stressed pipes sold to the nation for decades ago. dpw will begin adjustments. they will adjust 3 16-inch sections of the 54-inch main. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning using water until late in the evenings or early morning trade used clothes washers or dishwashers only with full loads. we're asking that you remember that short showers use less water than filling a tub. >> dpw says there is a chance that water service could be interrupted, but using the conservation tips will reduce that chance. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 as. >> officials are also urging residents of howard, baltimore, and anne arundel counties to conserve water to coincide with city repairs. this year's new maryland school assessment scores are in, and they sho
NBC
Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with the latest. >> concerns include the lack of movement to get baltimore city approval, their debt, and have not gotten construction financing. >> we have determined that the applicant has met the applicable requirements. >> this is what they have in mind. 307 -- 3750 slots, 4,000 parking spots. >> we are decided to come to baltimore city. it's good for us. it's good for the city. >> the facility will be just south of m & t bank stadium. it will become the second- largest one in maryland and operate under the harrah's brand. >> the spectrum noted a concern about the high debt burden and recommended that the commission monitor this annually. >> there have been no construction documents completed or prepared from november when you appeared before us. >> they blame it on changes to design. they expect to give the city where they need to move forward in september. officials are sure it would also be completed in september. the casino will give baltimore another $16 million in revenue. the mayor will use it to lower the property tax rate. >> we feel confident if they are not totall
NBC
Jul 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
action is south of baltimore. baltimore city and elsewhere, there is not a whole lot going on, but there are some pretty strong thunderstorms going to annapolis for now. in severe thunderstorm warning is going on until 6:30 p.m. this evening. in annapolis, you could see wind gusts of 50 m.p.h. time will show you the storms of the northwest. the blind is coming through -- bat line is coming through this evening. the weather could get a little bumpy over the next three hours to four hours. again, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10:00 p.m. >> the summer olympics are under way in london and one of the most highly anticipated races is happening today. all eyes will be on ryan lochte and baltimore native michael phelps as they go head to head on the first day of swimming. 11 news spoke with team usa members about the action in the pool. >> swimming fans to not have to wait for their favorite olympic sport. it starts on a one and the metals are awarded tonight. >> our main goal is to build momentum for the rest of the team. >> the team is made up of olympian veterans and fi
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
according to police, baltimore city firefighter and an accomplice were operating and online prostitution ring out of this warehouse at 208 pulaski street. it came crashing down for jamar simmons, and franklin coit. ledger's indicated the operation had been going on for quite some time. >> i do not have an exact figure. it is being described by the detectives, there were some logs and things that suggested this operation was not in its infancy. >> police and fbi agents seized computers, guns, drugs, condoms, and sexual aids. in 2010, simmons had faced similar prostitution charges but received probation before judgment. fire officials say simmons was with ladder 25 and could not comment. >> we have proceeded with suspending this member without pay. we're beginning as we speak our own investigation pending the outcome of the case in the judicial system will determine what his status will be. >> we tried to speak to residents in the neighborhood. none to go on camera. it was common to see fliers advertising for prostitution. both simmons and coit are facing a laundry list of cha
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
accused of leading officers on a pursuit from baltimore city into anne arundel county. stop darrellto watson jr. for a seat belt violation and druid hill avenue yesterday evening. he took off, leading police on a pursuit to the edge of baltimore city. sky team 11 followed the car onto i-95 and i-97, and then onto route 100. it crossed the center line and slammed into another car. the driver took off into the woods, but officers with the k-9 unit caught him in a vacant house. >> very scary, because i left work when i was supposed to come i could have been part of that accident. thank god i stated work a little late. >> watson not the owner of the vehicle and was in violation of april warrant. no one was injured during the chase. delegate pat mcdonough began working to defeat the dream act, a piece of legislation that would allow children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition as long as their parents pay maryland taxes. umbc president believes that it would benefit maryland, but mcdonough believes it would be a bad move. >> it would cost hundreds of millions of dol
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
estate data across the state. baltimore city is saying the biggest gains in value. prices have increased more than 46%. quex in as good news for all of us whether we own a home or not. it is good news for our jobs and good news for our economy. >> the governor's housing secretary and a city commissioner credited statewide initiatives. they did it in front of the east baltimore home of brandyon lurie. >> things are headed in the right direction. >> the new state initiatives including 1% interest. the targeted areas initiative offers a 2.8% cite rate. -- 2.8% rate. >> taking actions we know will work to protect and promote home ownership. >> the upward trend also boils down to more demand for houses and less supply. as homeowners poorhouses of the market to rent them. >> we're seeing a pullback and the supply of housing that forces people who would like to buy a house to be not so much a buyer's market for -- but perhaps a seller's market. >> the state received more economic it is this afternoon. all three bond rating agencies have affirmed the state posey aaa rating. state can s
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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
condition of baltimore city school buildings and the building that will cost to fix. >> they're getting some unexpected help from hundreds of teenagers that are here to pitch in. tim tooten is in the newsroom -- i have got my shifts confused. >> they're connected to a ministry with the catholic church. they spend part of their summers in places like baltimore putting their faith into action. this has been home base for these young missionaries. they are here in city schools cleaning, stacking, and serving. they're helping them identify with their christian faith through service. they're led by a small group of adults helping them model faith in action. >> it makes me thankful for all i have. help them out. >> we are overwhelmed with the need. >> it has brought a smile to a school staff. >> it's a great thing to have wonderful caring people to come and help. i salute them. >> it's safe to say they're hoping to get the list next year. >> police need help to identify a man is shot and killed someone in baltimore city. >> i'm very simms. details coming out. >> the man accused in the
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
partnership today that will help baltimore city police fight crime. it will allow police to identify camera systems in close proximity to crime scenes. >> it will help to further reduce crimes in our neighborhood. >> she think the foundation for the grant helping to make this possible. >> the governor and house speaker met with the city to air out concerns about expanding gambling in the state. to city hall for the latest. >> the meeting lasted about 90 minutes at city hall. the delegation is a big voting bloc and they wanted assurances a sixth casino won't harm the city or its residents. no horse trading for votes, just the facts. the casino opens in prince george's county, what can be done to help baltimore from losing complete revenues to put toward the property-tax rate? >> you have provisions to make sure the city and county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> the local share is revenue used to offset the cost of hosting a casino. on the table is increasing baltimore city posture by 5%. >> we want to put it in a collective pot for anne arundel and baltimore city and to
NBC
Jul 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
continue in the week ahead with a thunderstorm chance. >> thank you, john. for many baltimore city residents, 10:00 a.m. couldn't come fast enough, when the city began distributing ice in four different locations. >> i slept in my car one night and stayed in my house the other night and i can't take the heat no more. >> for people who can't take it anymore, and there are lots of them, baltimore city is giving away bags of ice. in the parking lot of the northwood plaza shopping center, it was a welcome sight on day two of no power. >> it's a blessing. i don't care if i have to go far, it's a blessing. thank you so much! >> people were allowed four bags and some came to get ice for elderly neighbors. >> some people won't have the means to replenish their food. fortunately for me, i will, but everybody won't number that situation. >> that's really nice because we need ice. food going bad real fast. >> it's humanity and people looking out for others that don't have. the quezada center on reisterstown road is serving as one of the city's cooling centers and cool is the word with lots of cold wate
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
they are doing the jobs out in public to keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is the lumber an issue. there released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. if any of lizard breaks the guy like, they faced department sanctions. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. ravens training camp officially begins later today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. keith mills will have more on training camp coming up on sports. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. the first u.s. catholics learned his fate today. >> a pencil player mayor could be in contempt of court -- a pennsylvania mayor could be in contempt of court. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of order in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it. keep track of spending, move money with a slide, and use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ >> welcome back. clear skies. no weather problems expected. we could see some strong thunderstorms this afternoon. 75 at the airport. 74 in parkton.
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
recording of an arrest at the center of the dispute between this man and a baltimore city police department. at the incident, officers attempted to arrest a woman, she is on the ground with a bloody nose. police claim she is intoxicated and assault the dimon have a ticket counter. video turns up on youtube. >> the police officers saw he was recording and they surrounded him. the strong armed him into giving up his farm. the deleted all of the video including many videos of his young son. >> the aclu sued baltimore city police and now the aclu wants all police departments to set guidelines explaining citizens have their right to record the actions of officers. they also want officers to receive training so that they know the policy. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record police officers to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police released a general order j16, a collective stance following lessons learned from the past. >> it basically outlines citizens have a right to videotape in a public place
NBC
Jul 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
and the atmosphere. >> one person is dead after police test involves shooting in baltimore city early this morning. officials said when officers responded, the suspect failed to comply with police. police say they searched his pocket for -- and found a semiautomatic handgun. >> the officer encountered the suspect and the officer fired his weapon at least one time shooting a suspect and the suspect has died at the hospital. the weapon has been recovered. >> homicide is investigating. >> another police-involved shooting in baltimore county where they had no choice but to shoot a man who greeted them at the door with a sword. >> it was a case does a was of great concern. >> a 15-year-old boy abducted from his home in baltimore county and driven to this field pretty was shot in the back of the head. police have arrested a 21-year- old. police have charged him with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, and gun charges. >> we arrested two overnight with a search warrant and the third was arrested at her residence. >> police confronted the suspect at this home after their investigation led
NBC
Jul 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
around in baltimore city. use extra caution this morning. this is the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. both loops are moving just fine with light volume. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the continuing efforts by b.g.e. to restore all the power knocked out by friday storm. more than 170,000 customers without power. there were more than 240,000 without power yesterday morning at this time. crews have been restore power to more than 70,000 customers in the past 24 hours. b.g.e. crews had restored power to more that half a million customers in total since friday. be ge's is exercising a strict protocol -- b.g.e. is exercising strict protocol. they go after power feeders that clean to a large clusters of up to 2,000 customers. this is according to a b.g.e. spokesman. >> we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best. this could be a long restoration period. it could extend into the weekend. >> we will have a live interview coming up later this morning during our 6:00 a
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
passed since the triple murder in baltimore city, the case remains unsolved, but tonight, the families try to renew the efforts to track down the killer. rob roblin joins us live from northeast baltimore with more on those efforts. >> when firefighters arrived, the first thing they did was to put the fire out. inside, they found three victims. at first they thought they die from the fire, but as they found out later, they were shot in the head. today, police were going door- to-door in the neighborhood where the crime happened handing out fliers, trying to get clues on the homicide that took three lives almost one year ago. >> we're pretty much back to square one. we thought we had information that we thought was legitimate but it led us down a dead-end road. we are back at square one. any shred of evidence or information, please bring it forward. >> there arrived after putting out the blaze and they found three victims in the home, all three shot in the head. about 90 minutes before the house was set on fire, police responded to an anonymous call about gunshots fired at the h
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Jul 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
asked about the upcoming baltimore grand prix, the mayor is confident the city will be able to handle the event. you can buy your tickets for the grand prix of baltimore. the new race operators announced ticket sales and introduced new ticket sponsors. andretti sports step into ever see the race. >> a local lawmaker is taking steps to shake things up. councilman bill henry introduced four bills which include charter amendments which would shrink the number of votes needed to overturn a mayoral veto and allow the council to get money to the budget if they do not approve the spending plan. >> baltimore city has a strong system of government. sometimes the council cannot do what people think the council should be able to do. retail sales are down for a third straight month as the economy seems to be slipping. brian mooar tries to answer that in the report from washington. >> >> an economic pulse check. lawmakers are quizzing ben bernanke as they get ready for an epic showdown. >> they're ready to go out on the fiscal cliff if they do not get their way. >> i will continue this debate rath
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
- day forecasts of a way to the weekend in a few minutes. >> and a couple of days, baltimore's city's top cop will be stepping down. and -- baltimore city's top couple of stepping down. >> is the commissioner announced in may that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the force. the last five, as you mentioned, as police commissioner. he is leaving behind a big shoes to fill. he got a problem with a baltimore sendoff. he threw out the first pitch at the orioles game. he says he will miss his job when he retires wednesday, but looking forward to what he will do next. >> something fun and far-less stressful. maybe my hair will grow back. i'm looking forward to it and i am anxious to get started. >> his career includes more than 30 years on the baltimore police force, the last five as commissioner. there's been a 45% drop in overall gun crime and the fewest number of homicides in 35 years. he attributes a lot of it to the change in culture. at the grass-roots activism. during his tenure, he became known as his passionate language for addressing crime in the city. >> i will not miss the
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
, some baltimore city fire companies. >> hollywood reporting the loss of an oscar-winning actor. >> pandemonium. that is coming up. >> we have rain in the area this morning. falling around the frederick area. >> that rain is having a major impact on your morning commute. our tracking several accidents. that is next. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. oh yeah, this is what a weekend getaway should feel like. and does. if you're here that is. feel the fun. feel the hamptonality. >> the baltimore city fire department will be forced to shut down two of their companies later this morning. >> off congress returns to capitol hill. more on
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Jul 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
back to the baltimore city police department to celebrate with his fellow officers and friends. >> i wanted to say something for all you guys, for the city of baltimore and the united states of america. [applause] >> pixar been james dickson served in the baltimore city police department in 1954-1987. the congressional gold medal is the highest civilian award that the government bestows. he bills himself as the world's youngest escape artist, but he did not win over the judges this time. the 26-year-old has loads of talent and is clearly going places. will it be to the finals? we certainly hope so. senator often performs on friday and saturday night. dropping some unwanted pounds make it easier. and new drug is coming to the marketplace. a minor slip in a hospital ranking has some taking notice of american institution. details on your chance to grab some authentic olympic gear. >> another hot day today but we have relief in the forecast. here's a look outside. still in the 90's in downtown baltimore. the weather is next. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new san
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Jul 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
record. ise. >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you accept a raise when you told there members there is no money? happy new except to raise? >> in addition, the mayor will also request that james clack received a contract extension. >> a police officer sentence for his role in a kickback scheme. jaime lugo referred accident victims to majestic telling shoppers -- towing shop. now to another state. the man who fell off a boat in cecil county has died. he was from pennsylvania and cleaning his bow when the accidentat lee fell overboard. -- he was cleaning his boat when he fell over. >> the owner of several liquor stores have been invited to a meeting to discuss rezoning of their establishments. they want to phase out liquor sales. violent crime tends to cluster around neighborhood liquor stores. the zoning change would affect about 100 stores. >> people that are brought up in that environment is not going to change because there is no liquor store. to pinpoint a liquor store as being the problem for people's bad behavior is
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Jul 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
park areas. they have also been spotted in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randa
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Jul 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
showers on hd doppler tonight. a >> a routine call for a baltimore city paramedic turned out to be anything but routine when a porch collapsed and sent the paramedic and the victim tumbling. they reportedly fell inside the home. as the paramedic was removing the victim, the porch gave way and both fell 6 feet, ending up in the basement. >> i am looking at him coming down and they are gone. i just started yelling. i get up on the steps and i can see them down on the floor. i see that he is ok so i am relieved. it is still scary and shocking. it is crazy. >> the paramedic and the victim were not hurt but they are expected to be ok. the man was living in a home that has since been condemned. discussing legislation on expanding gambling. the government made the announcement official. the senate is on board. the house speaker says there are enough votes in his chamber for passage. the session may be completed in three days. >> it will not only allow us to move forward with the creation of additional, needed jobs in our state, it will also allow us to realize approximately $100 million i
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
faces the maximum death penalty upon conviction. >> a scare in a section of baltimore city. >> even a day care center evacuated along with homes. what had firefighters and utility crews concerned. >> a couple of isolated she storms -- iso >> residents and employees in parts of baltimore city have been given the all clear. a natural gas leak this morning in locust point. city fire and dpw were on hand. a contractor was performing utility repairs and a gas rupture happened. the 1400 block of hubert street was affected. gas server should be working in the area right now. >> -- service should be working in the area right now. >> a couple of isolated showers on hd doppler, especially north and west of baltimore along the pennsylvania line. the showers have been in north county for a while now, putting rain in parts of said -- south central north county. it may drift farther toward the northern maryland line. up toward gettysburg as well. for most areas, it will be dry. isolated showers in parts of northern virginia and parts of talbot and dorchester counties on the eastern shore. some scat
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Jul 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
raise outrageous. >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you possibly accept a raise when you've told your members there are no raises? there is no money in the city of baltimore to give a raise. how can you yourself as chief of the fire department accept a raise? >> the mayor credits the chief by saving the city money by reducing overtime. >> a 13th police officer is heading to prison for his role in a kickback scheme. a judge sentenced jaime lugo to wo years of prison. he faces sentencing in federal court next month. >> a composite sketch has been released hoping to find -- detectives say this man shot a victim in the leg on east lombard street. this happened the night of june 30. anyone with information should call baltimore city police. a body was found in the park heights neighborhood over the weekend. he was shot and stabbed near spaulding avenue. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. >> there will be a planning meeting this evening. the planning department wants to ales. out liquor s violent crimes tends t
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Jul 31, 2012 12:00am EDT
police. >> baltimore city police say they need your help in locating a vehicle reportedly used in a homicide. investigators say three men took off in the victim's 2004 silver honda odyssey after shooting him several times. it happened around 10:00 p.m. sunday night in evisham avenue. detectives say the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. the victim, hammond bridges, died from his wounds. >> the man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in prince georges county is still undergoing a mental health evaluation. formal challenges -- charges still havhad to be filed. he told his supervisor he would attack the work place after a burning he was soon to be fired. he reportedly referred to himself as the joker. a search of his apartment uncovered dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of commission. charges have been filed against the man accused of killing 12 and wounding dozens more inside a colorado movie theater. james colmes has been charged with several crimes including 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. two counts for each of the dozen people killed
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Jul 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson of columbia was driving und
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. have been spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she nee
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Jul 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to inspect the four report for yourself, we have it posted online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift sy
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Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
video to show you from earlier. the area north of baltimore city and baltimore county where crews were diligently attacking the neighborhoods trying to get in the area. i did have a chance to speak to officials and they were telling me that of all the trucks that have come in from out of state, they even have 300 that have come in from georgia alone. this does not include the stuff from canada and elsewhere, but just these three hundred from georgia. i'm capt. roy taylor. >> trees in a backyard are posing a problem for george richardson. she wants these cut and cleared, but what could happen? she has a conservation area right behind her home. >> i do worry about that. they did penalize me or give me some type of a fine in this situation. >> she is allowed to clear the trees, move them from use them for firewood. >> the trees may have been in a conservation district, but she is responsible for the removal. >> the maryland attorney general's office is investigating complaints of price gouging by some hotels and gas station owners. david collins joins us live with the details. >> pri
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
rallied against proposed tax breaks for the superblock project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the project. the waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the dispute between the mayor and joan pratt continues. pratt contends she is circumventing the procurement process using the phone equipment. >> what do i want a response to her comment. the contract saves the city money. >> in motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was -- >> the attorney for julius henson wants his client released from jail. his attorney filed a request citing the health of henson's mother. he is serving a 60-day jail sentence. a judge has denied that request. -- will learn the before the findings are release, at several key figures are defending themselves in the court of public opinion. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jock, some 08 another verdict. >> the mandate is clear. >> and state hired louis free -- ree. state hired louis fo >> this examination will look into any gaps and -- >> the re
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with a man being shot and killed by a baltimore city police officer. sheldon has more. >> here at the corner belvedere revenue, this is the 7-eleven where police got word that there was an armed man outside of the 7-11. it is unclear what do is tune with the semiautomatic and add 5:45 a.m. officers arrived on the scene just a few minutes after the call went out. but when they arrived, the armed man took off. officers chased him, not too far away from this 7-11. officials say the suspect was still armed at that time. >> the officer fired his weapon at least one time, shooting the suspect. the suspect has died at a local hospital and the weapon has been recovered. >> police are not releasing the suspect's name because they're still trying to notify his family. but they say he is 22 years old. the officer's name will not be released for a couple of days. according to department protocol. we do know that he is a six-year veteran and he is now on administrative leave. >> a man with a sword was shot and killed by baltimore county police this week. there were serving a warrant on thursday ni
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Jul 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in baltimore city. they are required to register on a weekly basis but we are told they failed to do so. anyone with information about their whereabouts should call police. new details tonight in the pin state jerry sandusky case. big the no. 2 has been identified, however his name remains a closely guarded secret -- victim number two. the victim's attorney plans to file a civil lawsuit against penn state after an internal investigation found that top university officials concealed the allegations against sandusky to avoid bad publicity. investigators have released the picture of a man wanted in the vi ripken abduction case. she was taken from roman aberdeen early tuesday morning and then returned 24 hours later -- she was taken from her home in aberdeen early tuesday. >> police are not revealing where their surveillance picture of the suspect was taken. they say could jeopardize the investigation, but identifying him is essential to solving the case. >> the man appears to be in his late 30's or early 40's. he had short brown hair and glasses. investigators are hoping someone will re
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Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital battling a blaze in east baltimore. he suffered burns to his hand. at last check, the firefighter had been released and is off duty for the time being. the crew did get the flameout rather quickly. commissioner bielefeld has a few more days before he is officially retiring from the pores. with a proper baltimore first pitch today. he says the of honor. he's a the looking forward to retirement but he will miss his job. >> it's a bittersweet. 31 years in the city. everyone has treated me well. the people of baltimore have always taken great care of me and i tried to take great care of them. >> his last day on the job as wednesday. 100 days until election day and the candidates are wasting no time. for romney, a week of foreign interaction. what he had to say about jerusalem and iran. following more breaking news >> a woman critically injured in the colorado shooting has suffered a miscarriage. she is recovering from surgery but that the trauma caused the miscarriage. she may be paralyzed. her daughter, six years old, was the
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Jul 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
date. >> mayor stephanie rawlings lake today announced a partnership that will help baltimore city police fight crime. the city watch committee partnership inc. database a public and private security that allows quickly identifying surveillance tape in proximity to crime scenes. >> it will support the police department efforts to further reduce crime in our neighborhoods. >> authorities in queen anne's county say a half-dozen marijuana plants for found at the scene of that brush fire last month. the sheriff office says the plants, some of which were burned, were turned over to the county drug task force. natural resources officials confirmed there was evidence of a pot growing operation at the fire scene, but so far no arrests have been made. it is unclear if the fire was somehow related to the plants. several residents were forced from their homes. a prominent drug counselor in the region says he is seeing a dramatic shift in the use of opiates. deborah winger found out it is taking a deadly toll on the young people of suburbia. >> these women are bound by grief, loss, and heroin. all th
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